Dr. Jacob Omolo

Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Applied Economics
Contact Address: P.O Box 73504,00200, City Square, Nairobi- Kenya
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Cell phone:+254 722 602 501
Position: Senior Lecturer

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Membership in Professional Societies 

1. Productivity Centre of Kenya

2. International Joint Technical Scientific Committee


PhD (Economics), Specialization (Labour Economics), Kenyatta University, 2010

MA (Economic Policy Management), Makerere University (Uganda), 2003

MA (Economics), Kenyatta University, 1999

BA (Economics), Kenyatta University, 1994

Research focus

Areas of research focus include wage policies and wage determination; ripple effects of minimum wages; productivity management; youth employment challenge; labour and employment inequalities in the context of regional integration; and poverty-targeted employment creation strategies. 

Recent Projects and consultancies 

  • 2014-2015 Linking Higher Education to the Industry in Kenya: Lessons From The Korean Experience
  • 2014-2015 Establishment of an Exchange Training Programme for Higher Education Institutions in Kenya with Korean Counterparts
  • 2015 Improving Wage Policy Framework and Institutions in Kenya: Background Paper on Minimum Wage Fixing, Collective Bargaining and Public Sector Wage Determination in Kenya
  • 2015 Preparation of the Annual Progress Report (2013-2014) for the implementation of the Second Medium Term Plan (2013-2017) of the Kenya Vision 2030
  • 2015 Strengthening the Capacity of Governments in Africa: Situation Analysis of the Youth in Africa
  • 2014 Preparation of the End-Term Evaluation Report for the implementation of Medium Term Plan (2008-2012) of Kenya Vision 2030
  • 2013 Formulation of National Youth Employment Action Plan

Conference Presentations 

  1. “Training, Cash or Microfranchising: What Works in Improving Youth Employment Outcomes” Policy Forum, Innovations for Poverty Action and Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, 2nd February 2016
  2. “Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives” Policy Forum, African Health Population Research Centre, Nairobi, 10th July 2015
  3. “Energy Technologies for Food Utilization: Challenges and Practical Tools Available”, 15th – 16th May 2015, Westhouse Hotel, Nairobi
  4. “Re-thinking Industrial Relations for Enhanced Organizational Performance in Kenya”, a paper presented at the 2014 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation held on 7th to 9th May 2014, at African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
  5. “Urbanizing Nairobi: How to move beyond exclusion-Reflections on proposed Slums Upgrading and Prevention Policy”, 8th March 2014, Tangaza University College, Nairobi
  6. “Economic geography and productive employment in Sub-Saharan Africa”, a paper presented at the East, Central and Southern Africa Employers’ Organizations Conference held on 25th to 26th February 2014 at Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa-Kenya
  7. 11th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development: Youth and Employment-Realizing the demographic dividend, Berlin (Germany), 22nd to 23rd August 2013

Recent publications 

Supervision of postgraduate students 

Completed Masters Supervision

1. 2012 Steve Anyona Makambi K102/14175/2009

Nature and Dynamics of Adjustment of Commercial Banks’ Retail Rates to Monetary Policy Changes in Kenya

2. 2013 Alfred Hakuzwimana K102/EA/20093/2010

Effects of Exchange Rate on Trade Balance in Rwanda

3. 2015 Elsona Agolli K101F/26184/2013

Effect of Women Economic Empowerment on Gender Based Violence in Somalia

4. 2015 Jane Wangui Gitahi None K102/22501/2011

Effect of Central Bank Independence on Inflation in Kenya 

5. 2015 Martin Kariuki Kangiri K102/25464/2011

The Effects of Mobile Banking on Monetary Policy Outcomes in Kenya

6. 2015 Mark Murithi Kimathi K102/CTY/PT/21512/2010

Effects of Union Wages on Management Staff Wages in the Banking Industry in Kenya

7. 2015 Peter Dayan K 102/24465/2013

Effect of Inflation on Minimum Wages in Kenya

8. 2015 Monica W. Nthiga K101/CTY/PT/26356/2013

Effects of Public Participation on Sustainability of Community Based Programmes

9. 2015 Mathew Kitungu Musyoka K102/20216/2010

Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in Kenya


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